Monthly Archives: May 2014
Solving the Customer’s Business Challenges is Key 2 in a Sales Leader’s Guide to Selling Value

In this installment of A Sales Leader’s Guide to Selling Value, we are going to talk about the second key to executing a value creation selling approach which is solving the customer’s business challenges. However, before we get into the details of Key #2, let’s review why Key #1, Understanding What the Customer Values Most, is so critical to value creation selling.

Have you ever been solicited by a sales person offering you a solution to problems or challenges you did not have? For most, the answer is yes. When this happens, the sales person is assuming or guessing you have certain challenges because you fit a certain profile. Then, they jump to offer you a solution which addresses a challenge that you don’t actually have. To execute a value creation selling approach, the key is to provide the customer solutions that help the customer overcome their most pressing challenges. The only way to do that is by completely understanding what the customer values most.

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Understanding What The Customer Values Most is Key 1 in a Sales Leader’s Guide to Selling Value

In the opening blog to the series, A Sales Leader’s Guide to Selling Value, we established how value creation selling can enable your business to be viewed as strategic to your customer’s business and enable the creation of mutually beneficial value. The creation of mutually beneficial value can mean competitive advantages for your customers and increased customer loyalty, higher win rates and increased deal sizes for you. In order for your sales organization to execute a value creation selling approach, they must understand what the customer values most.

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The Sales Leader’s Guide to Selling Value and Value Creation Selling

How often do you ask yourself “How can we strengthen our customer relationships and win more deals?” This blog series explores selling value as the answer to that question. Although there are numerous things a sales leader can do to strengthen relationships and win more deals, creating value for the customer is essential. This blog series focuses on how value creation selling can differentiate your company in the marketplace and support your company in creating measurable and sustainable customer value. It also helps the customer makes decisions based on criteria beyond price that add business impact to their business.

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Celebrating Success and Rewarding Those Who Make It Happen is Essential 8 for Scaling Sales Success

Welcome back to our blog series on the Eight Essentials for Scaling Sales Success. Over the past 2 months, we have discussed several steps to take in order to effectively scale sales success throughout your organization. We’ve covered topics ranging from building buy in for the strategy to removing barriers to execution and everything in between. Throughout the journey to scaling sales success across your organization, there will be many challenges, difficult moments and roadblocks along the way. This is why the final essential is so important to practice: Celebrating and Rewarding Success. Celebrating and rewarding the incremental wins will keep your team motivated and moving towards your ultimate goal of a highly successful and scalable approach to selling.

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